Eosin meaning

ēə-sən
A yellowish-red crystalline powder, C20 H8 Br4 O5 , used in textile dyeing and ink manufacturing, as a biological stain, and in coloring gasoline.
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Any of a group of red fluorescent bromine derivatives of fluorescein, or their sodium or potassium salts, used in ink manufacturing, textile dyeing, and in biology to stain cells.
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Any of various similar red dyes.
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A yellowish-red crystalline powder, C20 H8 Br4 O5 , used in textile dyeing and ink manufacturing, as a biological stain, and in coloring gasoline.
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Any of a group of red fluorescent bromine derivatives of fluorescein, or their sodium or potassium salts, used in ink manufacturing, textile dyeing, and in biology to stain cells.
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(organic chemistry) A red, acidic dye commonly used in histological stains.
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Origin of eosin

  • Greek ēōs dawn (from its color) aus- in Indo-European roots –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition